Yep, totally agree ! But what could they change ? It's a demand led migration policy now.
1. Got an Employer Sponsored job ? - we'll fast track you !
2. Got RSMS ? - ditto
3. On the old CSL ? - yep, we'll stick to the plan (for now)
4. Got SS under an approved SMP ? No you don't - we'll decide !!!
5. None of the above - Sit tight, it's gonna be a wait
Well, maybe I'm just tired with all the changes, but it all makes sense to me.
Agent Aug 08, Paper based pased Feb 09 Vetassess passed ( Carpenter) 27/4/09, applied SS Q/Land 5/5/09, ...SS application acknowledged by Qsld 15/5/09, State sponsor Q/L secured 02/12/09 . 176 lodged 10/12/09. On the Q/L SOL, CO 7-4-2011 VISA GRANT 10 May 2011
1. Applications from people who are employer sponsored under the ENS and the RSMS.
2 (a) Applications from people who are nominated by a State/ Territory government agency under a State Migration Plan agreed to by the Minister and on the new SOL. All applicants previously under 3 and 5 (i.e. CSL and non CSL, already holding SS) and are also on the current SOL and SMP list could move here automatically (no need to apply for SMP again provided it is the same state). Existing applicants who are currently on cat 4 (CSL but no SS) and on the new SOL and SMP list could apply to move to Cat 2.
2 (b) Applicants not on SOL but falling under SMP**
** The SMP could probably be a subset of the SOL. If there is an immediate need of a particular set of skills/occupations that are not on the SOL, the States would have make a strong case as to why a particular occuption not on the new SOL should be included in their SMP. These applicants could fall under cat 2 (b). There might be very few, if any, additions to the SMP over and above what are already listed in the SOL.
3 (a). All existing applicants under old cat 3 on the new SOL and sponsored by a relative.
(b) All existing applications on SOL, not under 1, 2 and 3a above, in the order received
4 (a) All existing applications, not falling under 1, 2 and 3above , in the order they were received.
All new applications will fall under either 1, 2 or 3 and will be processed after the existing applications under the respective categories.
That sounds good lets hope your right. Surely somebody with the same SOL occupation as me cant apply in July and then be ahead of me? what is to stop me now canceling my current 176 and being first in the line in July ( obviously the fee) but im sure that is what will happen if they dont sort it out.
They did put the last list of priority processing in place knowing that the SMP (cat 2) would not be in place until July (so one category totally non-existant for at least 6 months) and with the knowledge that CSL would expire by July. It does make me question their thinking unless the current PP will remain as is? and does the new SOL have any relevance to PP whatsoever?
I do hope that - for example Electrician is on the new SOL and also on the Victoria SS that it would automatically go onto the SMP as it has been identified as "needed"?
SS Vic recieved after appeal 8/10/2009, 176 Visa application 9/10/09, OH Electrician, Nov 2010 moved to Cat 2, 9th Nov Case Officer, extra information requested, medicals 18th Jan, medicals finalised now just the police checks!!! We got our visa !!! Yey soooo happy
All seems to hinge on the SMP's for future PP - and I bet they will all be ready and approved exactly come the 1st day of July 2010 !! ;-)